On Loyalty to Our Tribe

I'm thinking about sports teams, and loyalties to them. Imagine a Philadelphia Eagles fan and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan talking about football. Imagine them trying to convince each other that their own team is the best team in the NFL. That debate would go nowhere. If beer were involved, it might just turn nasty or … Continue reading On Loyalty to Our Tribe

Labyrinth #14: Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, MD

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society.  I'm on a trip with my daughter to … Continue reading Labyrinth #14: Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, MD

Why I’m Not Saying Anything

You know, I keep hearing about how now is the time to stand up and be heard. I keep reading guilt-inducing posts on Facebook written to clergy saying that if you're not talking about Charlottesville from the pulpit, you're not doing your job. But you know what? Here's how I feel right now: What is … Continue reading Why I’m Not Saying Anything

Scared of this election

Is it normal to feel frightened, actually¬†scared, by all the campaign signs this election? Is it normal to feel frightened of going to work on election day, because my workplace is a polling place? Because I am scared. I'm scared of talking about whom I'm supporting, unless the other person brings it up first. I'm … Continue reading Scared of this election